Latest Post  2019 Camping…

La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect

Fenton Lake Is Now Open For Ice Fishing…As Of January 17, 2020





***Wood permits are no longer being issued for wood cutting in the Santa Fe National Forest. Wood gathering will resume in the spring, usually around mid-April.



***Important Forest Road Update*** 

 All forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, will be closed for the season beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020. These same roads that are closed to vehicular traffic will remain open to foot traffic, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and access will be available for snow machines. Forest roads will remain closed until mid-April.


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Rain Yesterday… 0

Year To Date… 0


Rain Total 2019…14.70

Rain Total 2018…15.81

Rain Total 2017…11.73″

Rain Total 2016…12.05″

Rain Total 2015… 20.90″


Snow Yesterday… 0

Redondo Peak With a Winter Coat

Season To Date… 46″


Snow Total 2018/19…110″

Snow Total 2017/18…35″

Snow Total 2016/17…96″  

Snow Total 2015/16…97″ 

 Snow Total 2014/15…85″

Snow Total 2013/14…26″


Snow Total 2011/12…96″

Snow Total 2010/11…98″

Rachel Larson Shows Off a New Sweatshirt From Amanda’s…New Designs and Colors In Stock Now

Yesterday’s High…46

This Morning’s Low…8

Today…  Mostly Sunshine




*****Winter Camping Opportunities*****  Forest Service roads (10, 314, 376, 144 and 378) are now closed for dispersed camping and other recreational activities for the season.(should reopen around mid-April) Vista Linda Campground is open year-round. All other Forest Service campgrounds within the SFNF-Jemez Ranger District are now closed for the season. Fenton Lake State Park is open year around for seasonal recreational activities. The six electrical spots are open year around…additionally all 30 sites in the lower loops are now closed for the season.  Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store is open 363 1/2 days a year….closing on Christmas Day and a half day on Thanksgiving. Our winter hours are 8:30 am to 6:30 pm every day. Come on in and say hi. We’d love to see you.


*****CURRENT FIRE DANGER***** LOW——————————– As of Monday, July 7, 2019  8:00 am  the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been rated as LOW.  There are currently no fire restrictions.


*****CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS***** You may reserve campground space at both Jemez Falls and San Antonio Campgrounds at the following webpage:   https:/  Forest Service Campgrounds have closed for the season.


*****WATER ALERT*****  If you are planning to camp the Jemez any time of the year, please fill up your water tanks in your campers and RVs prior to coming to the Jemez. There are limited opportunities here in the Jemez.


*****THE NEW LICENSE YEAR*****  began on April 1, 2019. A new fishing license is required to fish in the State of New Mexico. License fees remain the same. $35 for an adult resident and $11 for a junior (age 12-17)  resident. Kids (11 and under) fish free as do adults over the age of 70. There is a senior license for those age 65-69 for $18. All fees above include the required habitat stamps. NMDGF is now offering discounted licenses for New Mexico resident veterans and active duty military. Licenses are available at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store or you can purchase your license online at Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.  


*****ROAD CONDITIONS*****  State Hwy 126 is now open to through traffic. There is eight miles of unpaved highway in the middle of 40 mile journey to Cuba to the west that can be difficult when wet. Use caution. 


*****CAMPGROUNDS***** Campgrounds are open as follows.

Vista Linda Campground…Open year around (first come, first served)

Redondo Campground… Closed  For Season

Jemez Falls Campground… Closed For Season

San Antonio Campground… Closed For Season

Paliza Campground.…Closed For Season

Fenton Lake State Park….Open (six electrical sites are open)

Spanish Queen Picnic Area….Open Battleship Rock Picnic Area…Closed La Cueva Picnic Area….Closed Jemez Falls Picnic Area….Closed Spence Hot Spring Access and Parking Area….Open  Dark Canyon Fishing Access….Open, Rincon Fishing Access….Open, River’s Bend Fishing Access…Open, Las Casitas Fishing Access…Open, The Bluffs Fishing Access…Open, San Diego Fishing Access…Open, La Junta Fishing Access…Open. Fishing on the lower Jemez is good throughout the winter and can be accessed many places other than the Forest Service parking areas. Trails….Forest Service Trailhead Parking areas Las Conchas and East Fork Trail 137….Portions Closed. Trails are open for public use, including trails to Jemez Falls, McCauley Warm Spring, Spence Hot Spring and San Antonio Hot Spring.

  *****FIRE RESTRICTIONS***** There are  currently no fire restrictions within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Fire danger is rated as LOW.

  *****AMANDA’S***** Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store, located at the junction of Hwy 4 and 126 (the turnoff to Fenton Lake), is open from 8:30am till 6:30 pm everyday. (winter hours)